Julie Douville

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Stem cells have now been described in a variety of tissues, even in those where the cells' turn over rate is slow, such as the brain and the resting mammary gland. There is also accumulating evidence that tumors are derived from and are maintained by a rare population of dysregulated stem cells. However, discrepancies in the markers used and reported have(More)
We previously reported the isolation of mutants hypersensitive to the genotoxic agent 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide, a potent inducer of oxidative stress. One of the mutants was defective in a gene designated yPTPA1, encoding a protein related to the human phosphotyrosyl phosphatase activator hPTPA, which is believed to play a role in activating the(More)
We show that mutants lacking either the phosphatase activator Rrd1 or the phosphatase Pph3 are resistant to rapamycin and that double mutants exhibit a synergistic response. This phenotype could be related to an inability of the mutants to degrade RNA polymerase II, leading to transcription of critical genes that sustain growth.
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the immunosuppressant rapamycin engenders a profound modification in the transcriptional profile leading to growth arrest. Mutants devoid of Rrd1, a protein possessing in vitro peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase activity, display striking resistance to the drug, although how Rrd1 activity is linked to the biological responses(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the immunosuppressor rapamycin engenders the degradation of excessive RNA polymerase II leading to growth arrest but the regulation of this process is not known yet. Here, we show that this mechanism is dependent on the peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerase Rrd1. Strikingly this degradation is independent of RNA polymerase II(More)
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) is the first angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor approved to reduce cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. As neprilysin (NEP) is one of several enzymes known to degrade amyloid-β (Aβ), there is a theoretical risk of Aβ accumulation following long-term(More)
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